Hope you are all well! Again been a few weeks since I blogged, maybe I’m not very good at it but I do enjoy it when I do. Today I’d like to ask another question and then bore you rotten with my last few weekends.
Birthdays and Anniversaries for your nearest and dearest? Gifts or experiences?
I was always a gifts person but in recent years, mainly thanks to His Lordship, I have been converted. Gifts are nice if you really need or want something but what do you do for people that have everything or are difficult to buy for? Sometimes gifts are great but within a week you are bored with it, it will wear out in a few months or it just becomes something you have. I was one of these people who would shun experience days for the latest gadget or similar. My parents for example are very difficult to buy for. The older they get the harder it becomes, an Amazon voucher is great but gets predictable and Dad’s request for a new car can’t be fulfilled on my current income. Lol
So recently I treated my Mum to an experience day in London, taking a tour of the House of Parliament (an excellent tour and value for money if you get the chance) and finishing with Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester. We all had a lovely day, His Lordship treated his mother so we all went, and am sure it will never be forgotten. The nicest thing of all was that the hotel had catered for my parents diabetes perfectly with their own specially made cakes that they could enjoy without lapsing into a coma. Lol.
To continue the experience day theme, His Lordship and my birthdays are only a week apart so for an extra treat this year we had 2 weekends away in posh hotels. First was his birthday and we stayed in a nice hotel in Windsor, took in the wonderful castle and enjoyed a nice day with meal and drinks and sadly an uncomfortable nights sleep (you can’t have everything).
The next weekend was my birthday and he took me to London. We climbed the O2 Arena, huge amount of fun and just missed all the rain. This was followed by a fabulous meal at the Kensington Roof Gardens, expensive but as a rather treat, totally justifiable. What more could a gay ask for? Lol
I know that I will never forget these days out for both of us and our parents. So the more I think about it the more I think that experiences are so much more to cherish than a gift or item that is bought. More often than not the things that are bought for me are clothes that wear out or electrical items that break or you just ‘have’. The photos taken will always be there to remind me of our days and the memories will be with long after and will not wear out or break.
Consider me a convert? You?